1,1/1,2 Isomerisation in Lewis base adducts of B2cat2

I. A. Cade, W. Y. Chau, I. Vitorica-Yrezabal, M. J. Ingleson*

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Reaction of bis-catecholatodiborane and 1 or 2 equivalents of 1,5-diazabicyclo[4.3.0]non-5-ene or 4-picoline yields Lewis acid-base adducts. Recrystallisation enabled identification of an unexpected isomerisation from the 1,1-isomer to the 1,2-isomer. This observation was probed computationally with significantly different dipole moments calculated for the two effectively isoenergetic isomeric forms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7506-7511
Number of pages6
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2015


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